A chance to set records on ‘corrected time’
A new ‘Corrected Time Records’ platform has been launched to enable owners and skippers of a wider variety of yachts to take on some of sailing’s most iconic records.
While many events and races have already successfully applied rating systems to determine an overall winner across different classes, record-setting has always been dominated by the largest and fastest yachts.
The new platform, Ircrecords, created by sports management company Fourth Cape, will enable any skipper and crew to use their yacht and its rating to attempt a record course and, if successful, see their new benchmark time published and receive a certificate.
Once entered on Ircrecords every boat has a 14-day attempt ‘window’ allowing teams to select favourable weather and tidal conditions. Records will be validated using a Yellowbrick tracker, which can be loaned from an Ircrecords partner, purchased at a discounted rate, or rented.
The new list of IRC record-holders will start with a blank slate, so anyone who fancies becoming a record-breaking sailor or owning a recordbreaking yacht may want to make an early attempt.
Find out more at ircrecords.com